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  • For Sale    Price Upon Request (Off Market)
  • 7 Keretene Place Meadowbank
  • Build Size: 269.98 m2
  • Land Size: 960.99 m2
  • Property Type: Other Residential
  • Property Style: Traditional
  • Bedroom(s): 4
  • Bathroom(s): 2
  • Half Bathroom(s): 2

Property Description

Architectural Masterpiece
Designed by the renowned architect Claude Megson for the Barr Family in 1972, this architectural masterpiece is nestled within an exclusive cul-de-sac in Meadowbank, occupying a generous 961 sq m site and set against a breathtaking backdrop of native bush. It has, for generations been a vibrant gathering place for family and friends, and a visual art piece for many architectural admirers. Step into this exceptional, architecturally crafted home, with a peaceful ambiance bestowed by its private location unveiling a lush, secluded garden oasis replete with Tui and Kereru that boasts a swimming pool and spa retreat. Viewed from the inside, the house slowly reveals itself to you and showcases where Megson followed the sun in his design. The kitchen and breakfast nook are strategically oriented to capture the morning sun, and like many Megson homes, is very well organised and forms the hub of the plan while the sitting area seamlessly transitions to bask in the afternoon sunlight alongside the expansive outdoor courtyard. This meticulously crafted 270 sq m home has three bedrooms, two dining areas, two living areas (one with an open fire) and a separate studio/office perfectly positioned in the garden. There is also a downstairs living area that could serve as a fourth bedroom. This extraordinary home, maintained in a remarkable state of preservation by only two owners is now available for another generation to enjoy. Zoned for St Thomas's Primary/Intermediate, Selwyn College and Baradene College. Close to the Eastern Suburbs beaches and restaurants along with close access to the motorway and conveniences of the city. The Barr House is Megson's most complex and sophisticated work of architecture and produced when he was in his prime. Featured by architect and author Giles Reid in his publication Claude Megson: Counter Constructions and featured in the November 2016 Home Magazine, The Best NZ Homes Ever publication as one of 25 stylish pads that stand the test of time.

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Greg Dennerly
Greg Dennerly New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty